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Sharing My World 2018 Week 18

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


Do you use paper money? If so is your money organised sequentially according to denomination?
You have to use paper money in my business. It can’t be traceable. It can’t lead back to you. Paper money. Or Bitcoins.

No, wait, I work in IT. I’m not a mobster. Forget I said anything. IT, got it?

I always make sure I have some paper money in my wallet and change in my pocket. You never know when you might need it. Everything and everyone is NOT set up for a cashless society. Try buying a 99 with hundreds and thousands from the ice cream van using a credit card.

Just a few weeks ago the card readers were down at the petrol station. Fortunately, I had cash to pay with! And yes, it’s organised by denomination (though I usually only have tenners and fivers).

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?
Am I? No, I’m not. Just sitting there, doing nothing at all? I don’t think so.

What is your greatest strength?
Ooh, I don’t have any. Or they’re all equally strong. Or not strong. One of those.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
My wild garden has begun to bloom.

It’s not supposed to be a wild garden. I just haven’t done any gardening.

I took this photo a few minutes ago, just before 7am. It’s supposed to reach 20 degrees later on, but right now it’s bloody cold.

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  1. May 6, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Lovely post! When visiting family in the US, I shop to fill my suitcase allowance for my trip back to Asia. Here in Hong Kong, it’s quite nearly a cashless society, a card for almost everything. But for travelling back to the States, I exchange money at the bank and carry a wad of new bills. My family always jokes that I’m like a criminal shopping with my cash. I definitely MUST keep my bills in order (what crazy kind of person wouldn’t … haha). Enjoyed getting to know you a bit better. Love your garden … I personally have somewhat of a “black thumb.” =)


    • May 6, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Certainly here in the UK you can pay for most things with cards. Under £30 you don’t need the PIN either, you just wave your card around. However, when it comes to street markets and the like – they don’t take cards, typically. However, cheques pretty much died a death years ago fortunately (though I still have a cheque book I haven’t written one for years). In fact, shops don’t generally accept cheques so they’re only good for sending through the post.

      I assume a “black thumb” means your plants all die? 😦 I’m aware that Americans say “green thumb” for a good gardener (we say “green fingers”).

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post 🙂

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      • May 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm

        Yes, according to the Urban Dictionary … “A wannabe gardener who kills plants. Opposite of green thumb.” Haha … I think green fingers sounds more logical though. I too used cheques many many years ago, my how things change. =)

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  2. May 6, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I suspect a “cashless society” is a dream. I can’t see it happening in the near future. It’s right up there with what people thought would be a paperless society because of computers. It’s not a Star Trek-like civilization just yet. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • May 6, 2018 at 10:10 am

      I imagine a totally cashless society won’t come until we have little chips connected to our banks embedded in our wrists 🙂
      We have a “paperless office”, but everybody still uses notepads…

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  3. May 6, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Ah, but have you seen the electronic notepads where you write conventionally, download to a computer, then wipe clean with a damp cloth and re use?https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Rocketbook-Everlast-Smart-Reusable-Executive/dp/B06ZXWVZ3X/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ZB5H17YV926JJ516BRCW


    • May 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      How cool is that? I suddenly find myself wanting one – I’m definitely going to put it on my list. I never knew such things existed! One of the reasons I don’t do notes and lists on my phone is because I don’t find it easy to type on the dinky keyboard. Amazing!

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  4. May 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    You know who else doesn’t take cards? Pole dancers. Or so I’ve heard. Yes, teh cashless society…. ha! As if that will ever happen….


    • May 6, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      Hey, that’s very true. It would ruin the outfit if they had to carry card readers…


  5. May 6, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful garden! All great answers! 🙂


  6. May 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I like your wild garden! I never have so much cash that it needs organising! 🙂


    • May 6, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      I did some gardening today but I left that bit alone. It seems like a shame to spoil it even if it is a little out of control.
      I rarely have more than about £15 or so myself. Just enough for emergencies 🙂


  7. May 6, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Made me smile too, what a beautiful flowering sight!


    • May 7, 2018 at 5:26 am

      They just appear as if from nowhere every Spring time 🙂


  8. May 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the smiles today! I have a lot of wild gardens too 😊


  9. Sarah Ann
    May 8, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Of course your notes are stacked denominationally. Whose aren’t? I mean it must get so confusing with all those different colours and sizes.
    Love the wild garden. Nature has her way of making us feel bad for doing nothing, but in your your ability to sit and do nothing is serving your garden well. It might need watering through, after long hot days of sun!


    • May 8, 2018 at 11:39 am

      I like everything in my wallet nice and neat 🙂
      I was thinking I might need to water my garden but fortunately when I looked outside an hour ago it was chucking down with rain so crisis averted.

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  10. May 9, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Love your wild garden. It’s perfect so. As for “What is your greatest strength?” You should’ve replied, “All of them.” 🙃


    • May 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      It is very pretty 🙂
      Yeah, “all of them” would have been a good answer!

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  11. May 9, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Nice wild garden 😀 You’re doing better than me without even trying.


  12. May 14, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Lovely garden. Nothing wrong with wild. And blooming, no less!


    • May 14, 2018 at 11:40 am

      It is lovely every Spring time 🙂


  13. May 14, 2018 at 7:35 am

    You got me with “you have to use paper money in my business”, even though I remembered you worked in IT. I thought, ‘what kind of dodgy IT business is Ali in’? 😜
    Are those bluebells in your wild garden?


    • May 14, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Not to worry, I’m not really involved in anything dodgy. Or am I…
      I think they are bluebells, yes. It’s not too clear from the picture.

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